Mélanie Rocan
rocan26@hotmail.com

Education
2008 MFA Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec
2005 MFA program, exchange Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, UK
2003 BFA Honours Degree, Painting Thesis, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba
1999 First year Visual Arts, University of Ottawa, Ontario

Awards / Scholarships/ Grants
2016 Manitoba Arts Council Creation/Production Grant Visual Arts ‘A’
2015 WAC Individual Artist Grant, Visual Mid-Career
2015 Manitoba Arts Council Travel Grant, Lumière, PPCA, Toronto
2013 Winnipeg Arts Council Professional Development – Travel Grant, Moonlighting, PPCA, Toronto
2012 WAC Individual Artist Grant, Visual Mid-Career
2012 MAC Creation/Production Grant, Visual Arts ‘A’
2011 Winnipeg Arts Council Professional Development- Travel Grant, Crossing Natures, PPCA. Toronto
2011 Canada Arts Council Travel Grant to attend My Winnipeg, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France
2010 Winnipeg Arts Council, Mayor’s Luncheon “On the Rise Award”
2010 Manitoba Arts Council Creation/Production Grant in the Visual Arts ‘A’
2008 Manitoba Arts Council Grant, Creation/Production in the Visual Arts ‘B’
2008 Winnipeg Arts Council Production Grant in the Visual Arts
2008 Canada Council for the arts travel grant
2006-07 Winnipeg Arts Council, Professional development grant, for solo-exhibition
2006 Winnipeg Arts Council Production Grant in the Visual Arts- emerging artist
2005-06 Manitoba Arts Council Student Bursary
2005 Francofonds Saint-Boniface, Bourse d’étude hors province
2004 Manitoba Arts Council Grant, Creation/Production in the Visual Arts ‘C’
2004 Francofonds Saint-Boniface, Bourse d’étude hors province
2003 Millennium Scholarship Award, Canadian Millennium Scholarship Foundation Lynne Sissons Memorial Scholarship (watercolour), University of Manitoba
2002 Heinz Jordan Prize in Painting, University of Manitoba
Millennium Scholarship Award, Canadian Millennium Scholarship Foundation
2001 Millennium Scholarship Award, Canadian Millennium Scholarship Foundation

Solo Exhibitions
2018 Piercing the veil, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto
2016 For Tomorrow, PPCA, Toronto
2015 Beaux Désastres, Actual Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
2015 Lumière, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto, Ontario
2013 Moonlighting, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto
2012 -2013 Survey Exhibition, touring, Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto - The Kenderdine, Saskatchewan
Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg, Manitoba
2013 Hold On, Paul Petro Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto
2011 Pleine de Peinture, La Maison Des Artistes Visuels Francophones, Saint-Boniface, Wpg
2010 Solo-exhibition, Northern State University, Aberdeen, South-Dakota, USA
2010 In Limbo, Paul Petro Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2010 New Works, LES, Lower East Side Gallery, Vancouver
2009 Transient State, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto
2008 Naturally Tied, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto
2007 Testing the limits, Paul Petro multiples and small works, Toronto
2007 Les Murs sont Tombés, Solo-Exhibition at La Maison des Artistes, Winnipeg
2006 Dark and Lonely, Paul Petro Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2005 Familiar Places, Paul Petro Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2004 New Works, Solo-Exhibition, Adelaide McDermot Gallery, Winnipeg
2002 Little Dream, Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Selected Group Exhibitions
2018 Femme dans le jardin, Maison des Artistes, Saint-Boniface, Manitoba
2016 -11 Crossing Natures, Janet Morton, Yvonne Housser, Joyce Weiland, Tom Tompson Gallery in Owen Sound
2011-12 My Winnipeg, Winter Kept Us Warm, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France
Travelling to Sete in the South of France, also presented at Prairie Art Scene, Ottawa
2010 RBC painting competition, Power Plant, Toronto
2010 Making Scenes, Paul Petro Contemporary Art
2010 Drowning Ophelia, Gallery Stratford, Stratford, Ontario, Jan - April
2009 The Phoenix Art: Young Canadian Painters, Simon Blais, Montreal
2009 Slip Stream, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto
2008 Magenta Foundation Carte Blanche painting exhibition, MOCCA, Toronto
2008 A good summer to stay inside, LES Gallery, Vancouver
2008 Summer group show, Paul, Toronto
2008 Alluvial Plain, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto, Ontario
2008 If you go out in the woods today… Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, Ontario
2007 Ignition 4, Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montreal, Quebec
2007 East meets West, Gallery Connexion, Fredericton, New Brunswick2007
RBC 9th annual painting competition, travelling exhibition in Toronto, Moncton, Wpg, Vancouver
2007 Two person show with Erica Eyres, Project Room, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Two-person show with Sadko Hadzihasanovic, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto
Compression, Concordia MFA exhibition, Art Mûr, Quebec, Montreal
2006 Royal Bank (RBC) painting competition finalists touring exhibition
(8th annual competition) Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Ontario, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Ontario, Musee d’Art Contemporain de Montreal, Quebec, Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2006 Supernovas, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
2006 Too-Sicks exhibition, Gallery 1.1.1., University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Another Other, the OtherGallery at the Cooper Gallery, Dundee, Scotland UK
2004 Décalage, Concordia Group Exhibition, Parisian Laundry, Montreal, Québec
2003 A La Planche, two-six collective show, The Annex Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Miss Ingénue, Graffiti Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
YWA, Young Winnipeg Artists, Plug-In Institute of Contemporary art, Winnipeg

Collections
TD Bank, Toronto, Ontario 2015
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba 2011
Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto, Ottawa and Winnipeg offices 2006, 2007, 2011, 2014
Femmarte, Collection of works of art from predominantly Canadian Female Artists 2009
Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto, Scarborough, Ontario 2007
Various private collections, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Winnipeg
Various private collections in the United States, North Dakota, New York

Publications
2013 “Souvenir Involontaire” 9 x 9 inches, 128 pages, softcover, essay by Josee-Drouin Brisebois
Publisher: The Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto Scarborough
2008 Magenta Foundation, Carte Blanche Vol. 2, painting, Emerging artist, 328 pages, color
2008 The Winnipeg Alpha bestiary, letter Y, 104 pages, color
2008 RBC painting book, featuring works in the competition over 10 years, 91 pages, color
2007 RBC painting competition catalogue, 40 pages, color
2006 Supernovas catalogue, group exhibition at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, 88 pages, color
2006 RBC painting competition catalogue, 40 pages, color

Artist Talks
2018 Georgian College, Design and Visual arts, Barrie, Ontario
2015 Art Now, University of Manitoba, artist talk.
2013 Artist talk, Plug-In ICA, Survey exhibition “Souvenir Involontaire”
2011 Juror presentation, Northern Juried Art Show, Flin Flon, Manitoba and Interlake Juried Art Show, Gimli Manitoba
2011 Gallery Hop, Toronto, PPCA, In Limbo solo-exhibition
2011 Final Candidate presentation, painting tenure track, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg
2010 University of Manitoba, Art Barn
2010 Canadian Art Gallery Hop, Paul Petro Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto
2008 Concordia University, Montreal, Undergraduate Advanced painting and Painting 1
2007 La Maison Des Artistes Visuels Francophones, Saint-Boniface, Winnipeg

Employment in the Arts
2016 Figure Study section A01, A02, Drawing Studio 2, ArtLab, U of Manitoba
2016 Senior studio 1 and 2, Drawing Studio 2, School of Art, U of Manitoba
2015 Drawing Studio 1 and 2, Foundations, School of Art, U of Manitoba
2015 Mentor MAWA Foundation mentorship program – for two Franco-Manitoban mentees.
2015 Juror, Interlake, Northern and Southern juried art shows, Gimli, Gilliam and Lac du Bonet (upcoming employment)
2014-2015 Sessional Instructor, Foundations Drawing Studio 1 and 2, University of Manitoba
2014-2015 Franco-Manitoban Mentor, MAWA, mentorship program
2013-14 Sessional Instructor, Foundation, Drawing 1, Fall/Winter/Spring
2011-12 Mentor, MAWA, mentoring Artists for Women’s Art, mentorship program
2011 Juror, Interlake juried art show, Northern juried art show, Gimli and Flin-Flon Manitoba
2011-12 Thesis advisor, for two Thesis students, painting Art Barn, University of Manitoba
2011 Instructor, Drawing 2 and Figure Drawing, Foundations, School of Art, University of Manitoba
2010 Instructor, Painting 1, School of Art, University of Manitoba
2009-10 Guest artist lecturer, advanced painting, University of Manitoba
2008-09 College Saint-Boniface, inventory of permanent collection and currated permanent exhibition
2009 Currated exhibition and auction - Maison Gabrielle Roy
2009 -10 Bilingual Facilitator, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Youth Programs

Selected Bibliography
Cochrane, Steven, Bold and the beautiful, 2015 most stricking exhibitions, Winnipeg Free Press, 2015
Cochrane, Steven, Inspiring Trust, Beaux Désastres, Solo-exhibition, Actual Gallery, Winnipeg Free Press
Dick, Terrance, Moonlighting, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Akimbo review, April 2014
Cochrane, Steven, It’s actually Winnipeg, Winnipeg Free Press, group exhibition Actual Gallery, Winnipeg

Souvenir Involontaire, Survey exhibition - Doris McCarthy, The Kenderdine and Plug-In ICA
Miller, Marcus, Janet Werner, Tammy Salzl, Melanie Rocan, BorderCrossings No. 127
Gazzola, Bart, Souvenir Involontaire at the Kenderdine Gallery, Planet S magazine, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Bachelot, Mannon, A la recherche du temps perdue, journal La Liberte, 2013
Cochrane, Steven, Imperfect recollections, ARTS, Winnipeg Free Press, print edition October 17, 2013
Kelher, Lisa, Melanie Rocan “Souvenir Involontaire, Canadian Art Magazine review Spring 2014

Schechter, Fran, Quality Quartet, Now Magazine, Toronto NOW | October 27-November 3, 2011 | VOL 31 NO 9
Vaughan, RM, Saturday’s Globe and Mail, Published Friday, Nov. 04, 2011
Leveiller, Roger, Liaison, Revue de l’Ouest Canadien, Pleine de Peinture, La Maison des Artistes, 2011
Goisset, Pierre, Winnipeg voyage, My Winnipeg, La Liberte, April 2011

Culture Art: Fashion Magazine
Jordan, Betty-Ann, Fashion Magazine Winter 2010, Where the Art is. Culture Art, p. 30, 122

The Phoenix Art: Young Canadian Painters, Simon Blais, Montreal
Callaghan, Lori, Rising from the ashes, Rover, Montreal Arts Uncovered
Canadian Art On-line, The Phoenix Art: Viewing Painting’s Renewed Power

Transient State, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, July 3 - August 1, 2009
Dault, Gary Michael, Globe and Mail, Saturday, July 11, 2009
Schechter,Fran, Now Toronto, Art reviews, July 16 - 22, 2009

Review Carte Blanche Vol. 2, painting exhibition at the MOCCA Eye Weekly, November 19, 2008

Review Naturally Tied, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, 2008
Dault, Gary Michael A Cacophony of Meaning, Globe and Mail, January 19, 2008
David Balzer, Toronto’s Eye Weekly Magazine, review
Interview with Radio-Canada Ontario’s daily art show

Review BorderCrossings Magazine, painting issue #103
Enright, Robert Border Views, Pleasurable Unease, p.28-29

Paul Butler and TheOthergallery
Living Winnipeg, CBC special, September 2007 (Chosen as one of the top 5 emerging artists in Winnipeg)

Les Murs Sont Tombés, La Maison des Artistes Visuels Francophones Inc., Artist Run Centre
Chamberland, Denis, interview for Zig-Zag, December 2007
Leveille, Roger, Liaison, magazine for the arts of western Canada, fall 2007
Roberts, Lorne, Unique Francophone artists creating new visual languages, Winnipeg Free Press
Gignac, Anne-Marie, Interview Radio Canada (television), Cultural Programming, Manitoba
Ousset, Jean-Marc, et Dureault, Vincent CKSB, Radio-Canada Manitoba, interview for Western Canada
Abramson, Stacey, review in Uptown magazine, June 21, 2007

Too-Sicks collective
CBC Artspots Too-sicks collective, 2006 www.cbc.ca/artspots

Dark and Lonely exhibition, Paul Petro Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto
Regan, Kate, Mike Bayne and Melanie Rocan, Toronto Life, September 2006
Balzer, David, An artful year, Eye Weekly Toronto - Arts Week -December 21, 2006

RBC 8th Painting competition 2006
Jager, David - Bank on this NOW Magazine - The Arts in Toronto, September 14 - 20
Csanady, Ashley - Banking on the future of Canadian art, Imprint, The University of Waterloo newspaper
Roberts, Lorne - Local Artists make splash on Toronto Scene, Winnipeg Free Press, September 30, 2006
Gignac, Anne-Marie - Interview Radio Canada (television), Cultural Programming, Manitoba

Dualité Exhibition, CCFM, Saint-Boniface, Manitoba 2006
Wiebe, Christabel, Crossovers, BorderCrossings, review on Dualite exhibition, p.82-83, issue 100, winter
Roberts, Lorne, Show offers fresh take on urban art, Winnipeg Free Press, Thursday, July 13, 2006
Leveille Roger, Review on Dualite exhibition, Liaison Western Art Magazine, summer 2006

BorderCrossings Magazine YOUNG, issue 92, winter 2004
Enright, Robert, Dear Diarist, page 11 / Eyland, Cliff Too-Sicks Collective, page 16 – 27

A La Planche Exhibition 2003
Enright, Robert, “Winnipeg singular collective raises a ruckus”, Globe and Mail, November 12

Young Winnipeg Artist Exhibition 2003
Enright, Robert, Globe and Mail, Visual Arts, p. V2-V3 May 10, 2003
Cameron, Amy, Hey we’re from Winnipeg too... MacLean’s magazine, March 24, 2003
Enright, Robert, Nouveau Winnipeg, Border Crossings Magazine, p.15-16, issue No. 86